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sandstone

[sand-stohn] /ˈsændˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a common sedimentary rock consisting of sand, usually quartz, cemented together by various substances, as silica, calcium carbonate, iron oxide, or clay.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; sand + stone
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sandstone

/ˈsændˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
any of a group of common sedimentary rocks consisting of sand grains consolidated with such materials as quartz, haematite, and clay minerals: used widely in building
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sandstone

n.

1660s, from sand (n.) + stone (n.). So called from its composition.

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sandstone
  (sānd'stōn')   
A medium-grained sedimentary rock consisting of fine to coarse sand-sized grains that have been either compacted or cemented together by a material such as silica, iron oxide, or calcium carbonate. Although sandstone usually consists primarily of quartz, it can also consist of other minerals, and it can vary in color from yellow or red to gray or brown.
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sandstone definition


A sedimentary rock formed of sand-sized grains that have been either compacted or cemented together. Altough sandstone usually consists primarily of quartz, it can also consist of other minerals.

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